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December, 2015

Enterprise Tech

InMobi, Decoded

May 18, 2016

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In a candid chat with The Smart CEO, Naveen Tewari shares ten narratives from his journey at the helm of InMobi, one of the largest, independent mobile advertising networks in the world.

India’s entrepreneurship ecosystem has been through several…  

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The elusive lady ‘L’

Dec 12, 2015

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Luck has played a significant role in each of our lives; it has been the tailwind that you needed to succeed or has left your side just when you needed it the most. In this story, business leaders and an author talk to us about how luck changed their lives.

Others

“Luck, in my opinion, is the tail wind.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Abhiraj bhal, Co-founder, Urbanclap.com, a services marketplace

“The genes we inherit from our parents can be considered as the ‘luck’ factor.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Anu Acharya, Founder, Mapmygenome, a molecular diagnostics company

Others

“The origins of success are much too subtle and complex. We all feel that there is something called luck.”

Dec 12, 2015

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R. Gopalakrishnan, non-executive director of Tata Sons, is also an author of many best-selling books. Among his recent launches is a book titled ‘Six Lenses- Vignettes of Success, Career and Relationships’ which draws lessons from his rich life experiences. Interestingly, luck is one of the six lenses in this book.

Others

“The harder I practice, the luckier I get.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Kunal Nandwani, founder, uTrade, technology-based stock trading platform

Others

“Luck is definitely one of the ingredients an entrepreneur needs to succeed.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Navneet Singh, co-founder, PepperTap, on-demand grocery delivery services company

Others

“I believe in gifts. Many a times, I am cognisant of their value, when I receive them.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Ranga Reddy, CEO and co-founder, Maveric Systems, software testing company which provides lifecycle assurance for software applications

Others

“A little luck is important along with all the sweat, blood and tears that go into being an entrepreneur.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Shivangini Parihar, co-founder, The Summer House, sustainable luxury brand selling clothing and houseware

Others

“If you don’t take chances, you cannot get lucky in the first place.”

Dec 12, 2015

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Vivek Srivastava, CEO, Health Care at Home India, home healthcare services company

Food & Agri

The proof lies in the healthy pudding

Dec 12, 2015

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Truweight Wellness aims to bring about weight loss in its clients through a meal mentorship programme that focuses on nutritional benefits as opposed to calorie counting

Fintech & Financial Services

Buy. Hold. Sell.

Dec 12, 2015

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Former Lehman employee, Kunal Nandwani, founded UTrade Solutions in 2011, with the goal of creating a tech-based platform to improve trading experience in global capital markets. Today the company offers a slew of products – multi-asset trading platforms, order & risk management systems, pre & post trade analytics, and data analytics products – to clients globally.

Consumer Retail

Reminiscing the past

Dec 12, 2015

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Shivangini Parihar and Rekha Datla’s sustainable luxury brand, The Summer House, was founded with the vision of bringing to fore the simplicity, originality and quality of the past.

Healthcare & Pharma

The healthcare question

Dec 12, 2015

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Ravi Virmani, the former COO of Max Healthcare, often had friends reaching out to him to get their queries on healthcare answered. This helped him realize a key problem in India’s booming healthcare industry – lack of transparent information on doctor quality, pricing, etc. – and it nudged him to startup CrediHealth.

Fintech & Financial Services

Cashkaro, kush raho

Dec 12, 2015

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From UK-based Pouring Pounds to India-based Cashkaro, the Kalaari-funded startup is well on its way to popularise the concept of cashback in India in the next one year. In this story, the founders talk about how they intend to create awareness about the concept, and retain their position as a market leader in the Indian cashback industry

Food & Agri

Alleviating agricultural woes

Dec 12, 2015

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With its two-pronged approach of agri-warehouse management and credit to farmers, Sohan Lal Commodity Management aims to double the number of warehouses in a year and reach a turnover of more than Rs. 2,600 crore in FY15-16.

Services

Understanding the demand cycle

Dec 12, 2015

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Brigade Enterprises, which had a turnover of Rs. 1310 crore in FY14-15, is gearing up to achieve a 30 per cent revenue growth in the current fiscal. A key part of its strategy is to deeply understand the dynamic nature of any demand cycle.

Healthcare & Pharma

Meeting an unmet need

Dec 12, 2015

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With a strong focus on the therapeutic dermatological market and adaptation of the portfolio approach, Curatio Healthcare is gearing up to capitalise on a growing market and become a Rs. 400 crore revenue company by 2020.

Food & Agri

Capitalising on brand power

Dec 12, 2015

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When I.S.A.K. Nazar set up Manna Foods, he didn’t expect it to become a powerful brand. But, today, this health food brand has a turnover of Rs. 60 crore and expects to touch Rs. 200 crore by 2017, with a deep focus on natural health products.

Pay attention to attention

Dec 12, 2015

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Researchers from Steelcase, a company that provides workplace solutions, have found that understanding how brains work is crucial to studying workers’ behaviors and the changing nature of work. The author highlights five common scenarios to look out for at work

No place for stress in teams

Dec 12, 2015

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The founder of Mapmygenome India, Anu Acharya, talks about the importance of taking steps to prevent stress at workplace. In her company, she encourages physical health and fitness as it leads to better performers

Education

All in the game

Dec 12, 2015

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By consolidating its business verticals, SportzVillage, has a renewed focus on sports education and fitness. Through EduSports, the company works with 400 schools in 100 cities impacting over 3.5 lakh students; while SportzConsult specializes in organizing sports-related events for corporates such as Axis Bank, Johnson & Johnson and Nike, amongst others

Services

GoDaddy’s India Strategy

Dec 12, 2015

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar with a market capitalization of US $5 billion, is nearly as old as the Internet itself. Rajiv Sodhi, the company’s managing director in India, gives us a glimpse into his marketing strategy for the Indian market.

Healthcare & Pharma

In tune with business

Dec 12, 2015

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The founder of Norwest-backed startup, Attune Technologies, shares vital lessons on cracking fund raising and B2B sales in the healthcare solutions space.

Services

At Mumbai city FC, we approached merchandising as a brand building concept, not a revenue generator

Dec 12, 2015

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In conversation with Indranil Das Blah, former VP of Globosport and the CEO of Mumbai City FC, on the art of building a long-term sports brand

Infrastructure

Customer satisfaction: The path to consistent growth

Dec 12, 2015

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Godrej & Boyce’s Industrial Products Division’s Chief Operating Officer, Kaustubh Shukla talks about the company’s disruptive innovative ideas, marketing techniques and the future growth strategies which include a steady growth rate of 25 per cent in the coming years

Services

Taking a long leap of faith!

Dec 12, 2015

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Yannick Colaco, the managing director of NBA India, talks about how the organisation is planning to make basketball the number two sport in the next three years.